Howe Gelb

Howe Gelb - Ogle Some Piano (2004) {OW OM Recordings - OW OM 07}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 10, 2018
Howe Gelb - Ogle Some Piano (2004) {OW OM Recordings - OW OM 07}

Howe Gelb - Ogle Some Piano (2004) {OW OM Recordings - OW OM 07}
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© 2004 OW OM Recordings | OW OM 07
Jazz / Indie / Acoustic / Piano

Tucson's musical savant Howe Gelb has released an album of mostly instrumental keyboard music, Ogle Some Piano. It's a curious disc, even by Gelb's eccentric standards – nineteen tracks of piano meanderings in a variety of styles: jazz, rock, pop, tin pan alley and experimental avant-garde weirdness. And the titles seem a parody of art-rock pretentiousness: "Spangle Bib of Radiant Value," "Hammered and Hampered, We Then Took the Deeds Down by the Dozen," and "Someday They Will Have a Name for What Ails You as Opposed to Being Saddled with Speck Elation" are representative. The best tracks include Joey Burns on double bass and John Convertino on drums, making these tracks more or less Giant Sand pieces. There are also contributions from the usual suspects, including Nick Luca and Craig Schumacher of Wave Lab studios in Tucson, and the late great Rainer Ptacek as well.
Howe Gelb - 'Sno Angel Like You (2006) {Thrill Jockey Records - thrill167}

Howe Gelb - 'Sno Angel Like You (2006) {Thrill Jockey Records - thrill167}
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Indie Rock / Indie Folk / Alternative Country-Rock / Gospel Choir

One of the first things that strikes you about Howe Gelb and 'Sno Angel's Like You or Howe Gelb's 'Sno Angel Like You, depending on how you wish to see the project , is that Gelb recorded this set with a gospel choir from Canada called Voices of Praise and he called the project "Sno Angel" and they made this record called "Like You." Anyway, you get the idea; it's one of the Arizona desert dweller's typically arcane musings. Gelb recorded this baby in Ottawa with drummer Jeremy Gara who now skins with Arcade Fire. There are a few other musicians hanging out and playing here as well; most notably Dave Draves on B-3 (Gelb plays one too), and Fred Guignon, who plays a mean slide guitar on six tracks. There are no gospel tunes here in the proper sense. This is a Howe Gelb record. You know – slippery, loose, mistakes left in, hummable – it's less quirky because the new tunes were written with the choir in mind.

Howe Gelb - The Coincidentalist (2013) {New West Records NW6289}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 30, 2017
Howe Gelb - The Coincidentalist (2013) {New West Records NW6289}

Howe Gelb - The Coincidentalist (2013) {New West Records NW6289}
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© 2013 New West Records | NW6289
Indie Rock / Indie Folk / Acoustic Rock / Alternative Singer/Songwriter / Alternative Country-Rock

The Coincidentalist is Howe Gelb's first solo album since 2011's Alegrias, and his debut for New West Records. In 2012, his ever-evolving Giant Sand issued the sprawling "country rock opera" Tucson, which marked his return to the desert after spending most of the previous decade in Denmark. Self-produced, The Coincidentalist is a mostly low-key affair with a stellar mix by John Parish. As has been his M.O. for most of the last three decades, Gelb enlists a fine cast of co-conspirators: longtime bassist Thoger Tetens Lund, former Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley, M. Ward on lead guitar, and the Silver Thread Trio (Gabrielle Pietrangelo, Laura Kepner-Adney, and Caroline Isaacs) on chorus vocals.
Howe Gelb And A Band Of Gypsies - Alegrias (2010) {Eureka Discos S.L.}

Howe Gelb And A Band Of Gypsies - Alegrias (2010) {Eureka Discos S.L.}
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© 2010 Eureka Discos S.L. / EMI | [none]
Indie Rock / Indie Folk / Flamenco / Alternative Singer/Songwriter

In 2006, Howe Gelb embarked on a journey with a gospel choir with the result the astounding, critically acclaimed album Sno' Angel Like You. This new chapter sees Howe embellish a troop of amenco playing gypsies, including the virtuoso guitarist Raimundo Amador (collaborated with Bjork and BB King) and is mixed by the legendary John Parish (PJ Harvey). Recorded atop a Cordoba roof with his 'Band Of Gypsies' in the AndalucA­a sun, Alegrias, is an exceptional new work from Howe Gelb. Originally only available in Spain, where the record enjoyed considerable success due in part to the wondrous contribution from Flamenco guitar virtuoso Raimundo Amador, Fire is pleased to be releasing the latest jewel in the considerable crown of Howe Gelb's musical delights.
Howe Gelb & Lonna Kelly - Further Standards (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Howe Gelb & Lonna Kelly - Further Standards (2017)
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Howe Gelb has been recording for 30 years as the leader of Giant Sand, a Southwestern band with many lineups and guises centered on his conversational vocals: twangy, mariachi-tinged, jazzy, noisy, trivial, metaphysical. This new album now takes inventory by adding Lonna Kelley to several of the original tracks from “Future Standards” to ‘up’ the previous standard. Further, it offers evidence of how these standards hold up live in concert one recent steamy night in London.

Howe Gelb & Lonna Kelley - Further Standards (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 2, 2017
Howe Gelb & Lonna Kelley - Further Standards (2017)

Howe Gelb & Lonna Kelley - Further Standards (2017)
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Jazz, Alt-Country, Blues, Folk-Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Fire Records

The Standard Of Further: After a year of taking these new piano standards on the road, we now have a better sense of how they roll off the fingertips. As we enter our second year performing these pieces from Future Standards , the material has taken on the sonic patina of precisely the intention of the title. This new album now takes inventory by adding Lonna Kelley to several of the original tracks from Future Standards to up the previous standard. Further, it offers evidence of how these standards hold up live in concert one recent steamy night in London.

Howe Gelb - Future Standards (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 23, 2017
Howe Gelb - Future Standards (2016)

Howe Gelb - Future Standards (2016)
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Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Soul | Label: Fire Records | Release Year: 2016

These are ‘Future Standards’ by The Howe Gelb Piano Trio, taking an outsider view of early gospel and rhythm and blues both part of the American musical ocialization that he touched on with 2006’s ‘Sno Angel’. Now he’s on a jazz-tinged trip, bending the genre, taking it back to his shack. On ‘Future Standards’, Gelb duets with the equally laconic Lonna Kelley as the pair come on like a seasoned duo managed by Broadway Danny Rose in Woody Allen’s film of the same name. Gelb’s piano sinks to a pedal-depressed ambience as his cavalier vocal boasts of new love and faded times, all In the best tradition of the American Songbook that he’s pretty damn cleverly adding a new volume to. "This is an attempt at writing a batch of tunes that could last through the ages with the relative structure of what has become known as "standards". The likes of Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael done up by Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday," suggests Howe. "Julie London had a lot to do with it."

Howe Gelb - Future Standards (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Nov. 25, 2016
Howe Gelb - Future Standards (2016)

Howe Gelb - Future Standards (2016)
Vocal Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:37:00 | 101 MB
Label: Fire Records

Howe Gelb does not stand still. His next solo album Future Standards sees him fulfil a long time aspiration to play jazz standards. Inspired by the classics, his piano songs have found a clearer shape as "future standards" but have always been a central element to his creativity. Sitting neatly against his huge back catalogue of solo records, these compelling and timeless songs are alluringly melancholic and reflective. Often collaborating within his own bands and side projects, the album sees Howe (piano & vocals) joined by Thøger Lund (bass), Andrew Collberg (drums) and guests Lonna Kelley (vocals) and Naim Amor (guitar).

Valparaiso - Broken Homeland (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 3, 2018
Valparaiso - Broken Homeland (2017)

Valparaiso - Broken Homeland (2017)
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Indie Folk | Label: Zamora Label

If it hadn’t been for the inclusion of Howe Gelb; I doubt I would actually have listened to this record. The accompanying press release gives us a history lesson on VALPARAISO (a seaport in Chile) and the ‘Musical Collective’ from Paris who adopted the name after seeing some photographs from an ‘iconic photographer’ (whom I’ve not heard of).

The Lost Brothers - Halfway Towards A Healing (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 1, 2018
The Lost Brothers - Halfway Towards A Healing (2018)

The Lost Brothers - Halfway Towards A Healing (2018)
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Folk/Country/Blues | Country: Ireland | Label: Bird Dog Recordings

There is something special about two musicians in unison. Solo artists bear the brunt of pretty much everything – be it success or failure, joy or misery, it is all on their shoulders. Groups, meanwhile, are mostly perceived as ideal examples of democracy, when the reality is that they are governed by a benign dictator (if lucky) or a cruel despot (if not). Duos, on the other hand, are clearly in tune (and harmony) with themselves and each other.